Faculty Development Program
TrackAct-Activity Tracker, FDP on “Data Science”
|Conducted by||Date||Venue||Winners (if any)|
|Department of I.T. / C.S.||16th to 21st October, 2019||Lab 1||1st – Ms. Nirali Verma
2nd – Ms. Babitha Kurup
3rd – Mr. Binit Kumar
Department of Information Technology and Computer Science, PHCASC organized a one week Faculty Development Workshop on “Data Science” from 16th to 21st October, 2019. This workshop was organized under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), Government of India in association with Shivaji University, Kolhapur. This programme was aimed at providing a rich technical knowledge about Data Science which is a blend of various tools, algorithms and machine learning principles with the goal to discover hidden patterns from raw data. It provided comprehensive Data Science training to all the participants. 32 participants from academia attended the workshop.
The FDP started with the lighting of lamp by dignitaries Mr. Proyas Bose (Data Science Trainer for Day 1 and Day 2), Prof. Binit Kumar (Vice-Principal) and a few faculty members of department of I.T. / C.S. in Conclave I, Pillai HOCL Campus. Prof. Babitha Kurup, Coordinator (B.Sc. C.S.) welcomed Mr. Proyas Bose and all the participants to the FDP. Prof. Binit Kumar felicitated Mr. Proyas Bose, who made familiar to the participants the need of Data Science as companies need to use their data and grow their business every day. Sessions on Day 3 and Day 4 were conducted by Mr. Aniket Thorave, while those on Day 5 and Day 6 were conducted by Mr. Swapnil Jawahire. On the 6th day, an online examination was conducted to assess the learning of participants which saw top three scorers – Ms. Nirali Verma, Ms. Babitha Kurup and Mr. Binit Kumar. It was followed by awarding certificates to all the participants by Mr. Swapnil Jawahire. The event concluded with the delivery of vote of thanks.
Seminar on “Mind Map”
In the Academic Year 2018-19, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science & Commerce aimed at extending its Faculty Development activities. In pursuit for the same, a Seminar on “Mind Map” was organised by IQAC as a part of Faculty Development Programme on 8th May, 2019. The resource person for the same was Mr. Dharmendra Rai, who is considered to be Mumbai’s first mind map trainer. The guest of honour is declared a “Genius” by Tony Buzan – Mind Map Inventor & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee. He has conducted 302 Mind Map Seminars – Probably a world record!
The Deputy CEO of the campus and Principal of our college, Dr. Lata Menon and heads of various institutions of Pillai HOC Educational Campus presided over the event. The guest was welcomed warmly. The workshop was organised to introduce the concept of mind map in academics. The speaker put forth the idea of teaching methodology easier in all subjects and techniques to follow to implement the idea successfully. The session began with introduction of 4 pillars of Education as per UNESCO which can be employed in institutions for students. The trainer talked about mind map or brain activity is often enhanced by images, colour, associations, grouping and location. He also generated interest on lateral thinking and relevance of 4Cs, critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.
The workshop was subject-specific and served to deepen knowledge of an innovative concept that seems highly effective in academics. The resource persons also gave prominence for managing our brain activity and necessity of rejuvenating the brain to improve our standards. The workshop concluded with vote of thanks. The seminar was very engaging and was generally very well received.
Faculty Development Program on “Beyond Teaching”
Teachers Training Workshop on “Pursuit of Inner Self Excellence (POISE)”
Faculty Training of “ORACLE BI” was held from 21st to 30th December, 2015